Carving

The technique of carving objects by hand from wood. It is a very old art form and it is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Exodus, Chapter 35. Different types of wood can be used with the most popular including boxwood, pine, pear, walnut, willow, oak, and ebony. A variety of tools also can be used such as gouges, chisels, wooden mallets, and knives.

Tips
malletPlan your carving
malletWear a glove or thumb guard
malletMake sure your tools are sharp and clean
malletDraw start and center lines
malletRemove sharp corners
malletBegin with a rough shape leaving details for last
malletKeep cutting small until you get the desired shape
malletMake sure the cuts are smooth
malletTry to carve with the grain
malletStore your tools safely and dry

Assorted Sites
• http://www.cedarstump.us/
• http://www.hipshotwood.com/
• http://www.carvinginnyc.com/
• http://breezlycarver.blogspot.com/
• http://www.mychipcarving.com/
• http://www.awcltd.org/
• http://www.cca-carvers.org/
• http://www.woodcarvers.com/
• https://artdesignsstudio.com/
• https://www.chipcarving.com/
• http://wilkersonwoodcarving.com/
• http://www.chrispye-woodcarving.com/

Magazines - (some are online)
• http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/
• http://carverscompanion.com/ccwom/wom/
• http://www.thewoodcarversgazette.co.uk/
• https://chipchats.org/
• https://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/wood-carving/
• https://www.wildfowl-carving.com/
• https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-how-to/woodworking-scrolling-carving
• http://www.carvingmagazine.com/

Supplies
• https://www.sculpturehouse.com/s-219-wood-carving.aspx
• https://www.woodcraft.com/categories/carving-tools
• https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/carving-tools.aspx
• https://www.amazon.com/Wood-Carving-Tools/
• http://www.garrettwade.com/woodworking-tools/wood-carving-tools.html
• https://www.japanwoodworker.com/categories/carving-tools
• http://www.rockler.com/hand-tools/carving
• https://www.hartvilletool.com/category/carving-tools
• http://www.woodcarverssupply.com/
• https://www.flexcut.com/home/category/wood-carving-tools
• https://www.infinitytools.com/hand-tools
• https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/TX

Patterns - (some free)
• https://www.pinterest.com/explore/wood-carving-patterns/
• http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/blog/category/patterns/
• https://www.lsirish.com/tutorials/woodcarving-tutorials/
• https://www.bestwoodcarvingtools.com/simple-wood-carving-ideas-beginners/
• http://www.centraltexaswoodcarvers.com/Woodcarving%20Patterns.html
• http://deepwoodsventures.com/en/14-patterns
• http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-patterns/wood-carving-patterns.html
• http://woodarchivist.com/941-wolf-carving-wood-carving-patterns/
• http://www.scrollsawartist.com/woodcarving-patterns/
• http://www.thewoodcarverscabin.com/
• http://www.woodcarverswarehouse.com/_e/dept/36/Info_FREE_Patterns_.htm
• https://artdesignsstudio.com/l-s-irish/
• http://www.littleshavers.com/FreePatternProjects.html
• http://profitablehobbies.com/category/free-patterns/
• http://www.woodcarverssupply.com/Birds-of-Prey-Game-Shore-Birds/products/64/
• https://foxchapelpublishing.com/free-pattern

Information
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wood_carving
• https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Wood_carving
• http://beginnerwoodcarving.com/
• http://greatriverdoor.com/door-construction/carving-information/
• https://www.newzealand.com/us/feature/the-art-of-wood-carving/
• https://blog.udemy.com/wood-carving-for-beginners/

Workshops (some may not be free)
• https://www.woodcarvingworkshops.tv/
• https://eliotschool.org/classes/basic-woodcarving
• http://www.carvinonline.com/
• https://grabovetskiy.com/school/
• http://www.americanwoodcarving.com/
• https://www.davidcalvo.com/woodcarving_classes.html
• http://www.carvingsandcanvas.com/carve-with-perry
• https://www.woodcarvingschool.com/
• https://classes.folkschool.org/Browse.aspx?sub=Woodcarving
• https://www.marymaycarving.com/carvingschool/

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